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Minutes and Order Paper - Minutes of Proceedings




Die Mercurii 22° Januarii 2003

The House met at half-past two o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwark.

Judicial Business

1.  Gregg (FC) (Appellant) v. Scott (Respondent) (England)—The appeal of Malcolm Gregg was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 5th March next. The appellant’s certificate of public funding was lodged.

2.  In re O and N (minors) (FC)—It was ordered that the appeal of Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council be dismissed in accordance with Standing Order V, the said appellants having failed to give security for costs by 20th January.


3.  Instrument withdrawn—The following instrument, laid before the House on 16th January, was withdrawn:

    Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Exemptions from Civil Recovery) Order 2003.

4.  Command Papers—The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Contingent Liability—Government Indemnity Scheme: Report of Contingent Liabilities Relating to the Scheduled Titian Exhibition at The National Gallery;    (—)

    2.  Education—The Future of Higher Education: Government Proposals.    (5735)

5.  Affirmative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Exemptions from Civil Recovery) Order 2003.

Private Business

6.  Hereford Markets Bill [HL]—

7.  Nottingham City Council Bill [HL]—

    The bills were presented and read a first time.

8.  London Development Agency Bill—The bill was read a third time and passed.

Public Business

9.  House of Lords Reform—The adjourned debate on the motion that this House takes note of the First Report from the Joint Committee on House of Lords Reform was resumed; and, after further debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House was adjourned at eighteen minutes before midnight

till tomorrow, eleven o’clock.


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